Category: In the Community

September 30, 2022

Resilient Neighborhoods: This Southwest Detroit Neighborhood Will Soon Have a New Pocket Park and Greenway

Until recently, Bieniek Park and Dingeman Park in Southwest Detroit’s Chadsey Condon neighborhood were often referred to as ‘ghost parks,’ abandoned recreation areas that have fallen by the wayside.

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September 28, 2022

Pedestrian Walkway to Canada Coming to Detroit River

Michigan and Canadian officials signed an agreement Friday to collaborate on connecting pedestrian trails across the Detroit-Windsor border, aiming to enhance binational tourism to coincide with the opening of the Gordie Howe International Bridge by the end of 2024.

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September 21, 2022

A Hipper Hazel Park? Why the Longtime Blue-collar Suburb Is Experiencing a Renaissance

For decades, Hazel Park was known for its raceway, a horse-racing track built atop a garbage dump that took up 10% of the city’s geographic area. Today, the blue-collar city has transitioned to a thriving oasis for young professionals featuring restaurants, great pricing on homes, an up and coming downtown, and more.

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September 19, 2022

Jaime Luczak Brings For Goodness Cakes to Detroit to Help Underprivileged Youth: Here’s How to Get Involved

It was 2019, and I was scrolling social media when I saw it: an old friend from college had baked a birthday cake for a child in foster care through a nonprofit called For Goodness Cakes. I searched it on Google and started learning about its mission. It matches volunteers to make and hand-deliver birthday […]

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September 16, 2022

City Institute: Equipping Residents and Stakeholders to Shape an Equitable Detroit

A lifelong city resident who grew up on the city’s east side, Jeanette Pierce is a multifaceted and engaging storyteller with a passion for providing context around complex issues. She founded City Institute to do just that and got her start as the owner of the beloved Detroit Experience Factory.

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September 14, 2022

A Quick Guide to Joining a Board of Directors As a Young Professional

You’ve probably heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Well, that is especially true when it comes to joining a nonprofit’s board of directors. Many people think they need to be a seasoned professional before they can join one, but that’s simply not the case. In this blog post, we’ll […]

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September 12, 2022

A Space for Healing in the Motor City: The Detroit RiverWalk

There’s no better season than the summer for travelers and locals to walk, play and explore the Detroit RiverWalk, which spans over three miles from Rosa Parks Boulevard to the Belle Isle Bridge.

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September 06, 2022

Bedrock Backs Detroit’s Small Businesses, One Creative Idea at a Time

As the energy, experiences, and offerings continue to progress in Detroit, and retailers both big and small weave their wares to create a unique and colorful fabric, the city is back on its way to becoming a robust shopping destination with its own distinctive style, flavor, and soul.

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September 02, 2022

September Volunteer Opportunities in Metro Detroit

Looking for new ways to give back to your local community, support a cause, or learn a new skill? Volunteer! Volunteering is a great way to use your talents and put your spare time to good use while helping a nonprofit work toward its mission. Here are a few upcoming opportunities in metro Detroit to […]

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August 26, 2022

Detroit Aims to Transform Alleys Across 5 Neighborhoods Into Artistic Gathering Spaces

The city of Detroit wants to transform alleys across five neighborhoods into walkable galleries of local art.

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